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A small group of parents founded WATCH in the mid 1980's as there were no adult services available in the Waverley area for their children.

After several years of lobbying and submission writing to both the State and Federal Governments, Waverley Adult Training Centre for Intellctually Handicapped Persons, (W.A.T.C.H.) was opened in 1988.

The Centre started with 15 full-time participants in a rented building located at the Transport Accident Commission in Glen Waverley, and moved to the current site in 1991.  Further  renovations to the Mountain Cres site over the years have enabled more participants to join WATCH.

In 2009 after extensive forums and meetings with all associated with WATCH, our Strategic Plan was launched at the AGM.  One of the major goals of the Plan was to change our name to WATCH Disability Services, this took place in 2010.

Mirjana's Story

Mirjana has been involved at Watch since 2016. Here is her story......

I like to come to Watch to see my friends and make new ones. I really like to socialise and i am always entertained daily with the variety of programs i chose.

Some days i learn new things, other days i get to create new things.

The staff help me when  i ask but they like me to be as independent as possible most of the time.


My favourite program at Watch is music and singing on the microphone, I am quite good at singing and i enjoy learning new songs and different ways to sing. 

I love all my friends here at Watch as everyone seems to be very caring.

From Mirjana

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